How Bioengineering Fashion Can Change the World

Speakers

Rachel Arthur

TheCurrent

Erik Bang

H&M Foundation

Suzanne Lee

Modern Meadow

Dan Widmaier

Bolt Threads

The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world after oil; incessantly damaging our planet through the chemicals and water it uses to make our clothes. A radical material revolution is steadily underway however. Bioengineering start-ups including Bolt Threads, Modern Meadow & those working with the H&M Foundation are leading the way; growing everything from spider silk to leather in a lab to produce all manner of sustainable new textiles that will ultimately impact the world.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Style